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What would cause a 7 yr old to suddenly start being really sleepy all the time?

We took her to the dr and they said she is probably just still getting over a cold or something. On Wednesday she was tired at school and called me to see if she could come home and go to bed. Thursday she stayed home and slept off and on all day and went to bed early that night. Friday she took a long nap and went to bed early. Saturday she slept in until 11 and took a long nap and went to bed early. Today she slept until 9:30 and took a long nap. This is so not like her. Normally she hates to go to sleep and now she is suddenly asking all the time if she can go to bed.

What could be going on?
Also her skin is pale and her eyes are bloodshot and she has dark circles under her eyes and her legs, arms, and stomach hurt often. Do you think it's just the end of a cold or could it be something else?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:19 PM on Mar. 20, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • Could be a cold, but if it continues a day or two more then I would be going to the doc and/or getting a second opinion. I would be asking about getting check for mono if it lasts much longer.
    aeneva

    Answer by aeneva at 8:24 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Mono.
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 8:27 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Call the doctor tomorrow and ask about the possibility of a viral infection or mono. Tell them everything you have said here and insist on another checkup. Go to soemone else for a second opinion if need be.
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 8:37 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • could just be illness that how the body fixes it self by sleeping how ever it also could be anemia what kinda dite dose your daughter have ?
    feralkitten

    Answer by feralkitten at 8:51 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • I would get her back into the doctor. Could be nothing, could just be a growth spurt, but it sounds pretty abnormal to me. Is she bruising easy or anything?
    amber1330

    Answer by amber1330 at 8:53 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

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    sherribeare

    Answer by sherribeare at 1:26 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • wow.... ummm i would be thinking something is wrong...... and ask about sleep apnea.... she may not be getting enough restful sleep. and thus is tired all the time. dont let them say .. its just a bug.... thats too much for just a simple bug... a day or two maybe but not this long.... something else is up!! hugs
    allforthelove

    Answer by allforthelove at 5:49 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • Get a blood test--actually , demand it---this could be serious or it could just be a virus---but rule out the more serious stuff.
    lecates

    Answer by lecates at 6:36 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

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